Michael Chandler congratulated Michael Johnson on winning at the UFC Vegas 54 and replied to Dustin Poirier for the “Chindler” comment

Michael Chandler congratulated Michael Johnson on winning at the UFC Vegas 54 and replied to Dustin Poirier for the Chindler comment

Michael Chandler fires back at Dustin Poirier over ‘Chindler’ comment after Michael Johnson KO’s Alan Patrick at UFC Vegas 54

Dustin Poirier said Michael Chandler “smart” to not fight him, ‘Iron’ seemingly roasts ‘The Diamond’ after Michael Johnson’s KO win at UFC Vegas 54

The exchange with fans led to Poirier calling Chandler “Michael Chinler.” The Missouri native was sure to take note and didn’t miss a chance to fire back at the earliest.

Michael Johnson knocked out Alan Patrick during the UFC on ESPN: Błachowicz vs. Rakić prelims, which was his first knockout win since 2016. Soon after the KO, Chandler took to Twitter to seemingly roast Dustin Poirier by reminding him that he was Michael Johnson’s last KO victim.

Michael Chandler wasn’t about to let Dustin Poirier off the hook.

At UFC Vegas 54, Michael Johnson went one-on-one with Alan Patrick. This was a crucial fight for Johnson as he was on a four-fight skid and another defeat could’ve very well led to walking papers.

“The Menace” was able to turn back the clock and save his job. He knocked out Patrick in the second round, marking his first victory since Oct. 2018. It was also his first finish since Sept. 2016.

That 2016 KO just so happened to be at the expense of Dustin Poirier. Before UFC Vegas 54, “The Diamond” took a shot at Michael Chandler, calling him “Michael Chinler.” Chandler returned fire after Johnson’s finish over Patrick.

“Speaking of Michaels & chins. Congrats to Michael Johnson on his KO tonight. 1st KO since Sept. 17, 2016 – UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Johnson. Clean KO at 1:35 of the 1st rd in Hidalgo, TX. Michael earned a Performance of the Night Bonus. #chinhistory #ufcvegas54 @DustinPoirier.”

Chandler is coming off a sensational front kick knockout win over Tony Ferguson. It’s his second victory under the UFC banner. The finish earned him his second “Performance of the Night” bonus.

As for Poirier, he hasn’t competed since Dec. 2021. He was submitted by Charles Oliveira in a failed bid at the UFC Lightweight Championship. This was the second time Poirier was beaten in a world title fight in the UFC.

Time will tell if these two are on a collision course. While Chandler has called for a bout with Conor McGregor, there’s no telling when the “Notorious” one will be ready to return.

Michael Chandler explained why he isn’t interested in fighting Dustin Poirier

The fan referred to Chandler’s one of last interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, where he was asked who he would prefer to fight next, Nate Diaz or Poirier? ‘Iron’ Mike replied that he had no interest in fighting Dustin Poirier.

“I have no interest in fighting Dustin, honestly. To be quite honest, I think he’s a great dude. I think I like him for the sport, but I also think I was completely disregarded and pushed aside whenever I came into the organization. He completely disregarded me, he acted as though I didn’t deserve to be where I was.”

Chandler also admitted that he didn’t mention Dustin Poirier’s name during his fantastic promo at UFC 274 because he simply forgot about him. ‘Iron’ ended by asking if Poirier was even a big draw.

Poirier has teased fighting Colby Covington on July 30. It’ll be interesting to see if that grudge match will come to fruition.

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